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Hallett Cove, South Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills), Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Gouges and striations in the polished pavement on Black Cliff.

Hallett Cove, South Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Close up of crescentric gouges, cracks and marks (Friction marks).

Hallett Cove, South Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 4' 29'' South , 138° 29' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -35.0747222222, 138.495555556

Hallett Cove Conservation Park (Established 1976) is about 20 km south of Adelaide. Baryte sand roses have been found there in Permian till.
Collecting is now banned, due to the conservation status.

Hallett Cove Conservation Park contains one of the worlds most studied and well known areas of Glacification evidence from the Premian era.

Overview of Hallett Cove Geological History

(Location 35° 4'29"S, 138°29'44"E is the Glaciation Marks on Black Cliff)

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Overview of Hallett Cove Geological History by Mark Willoughby

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- Noble, R. J., Just, J. and Johnson, J. E. (1983): Catalogue of South Australian Minerals - 1983. South Australia Department of Mines and Energy Handbook 7, 244 pp.

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